Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just one more honor for Mrs. Maya Moore...

Today she was named (Suprise, Suprise!!!) 2006-07 USA Today National H.S. Player of the Year and 1st team All USA Today. Her coach Tracy Tipton won Coach of the Year as well. UConn recruit Elena DelleDonne comes in at a surprising member of the 3rd team (I think everyone expected her to be higher...I think her team's record may have played a part and the fact that she's only a junior...not that either were justifiable reasons).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Today Taurasi was named Superleague Player of the Month for March 2007 in the Russian Superleague. Taurasi & company recently added Bird's WNBA Seattle Storm teammate Lauren Jackson to their Spartak Moscow roster for the Superleague playoffs which start April 14th and go until May 10th.
In some coaching news, UConn Assistant Coach Jamelle Elliott is interviewing for the Fairfield head coaching job tomorrow while it is rumored that UConn head coach Geno Auriemma has contacted Penn State on behalf of Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey for their head coach vacany. Boy, would the sidelines at Gampel (and the HCC) look VERY, VERY different next season.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Yet another H.S. Player of the Year honor for incoming freshmen Maya Moore. Today she was named the 2007 Parade Magazine H.S. POTY and to the Parade All-American 1st team. UConn commit Caroline Doty was named to the 2nd team and fellow incoming UConn freshmen Lorin Dixon was named to the 3rd team.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Now that the 2006-07 WCBB season is now officially over (Congratulations Tennessee Lady Vols on #7!!!), I offer MY 2007-08 Pre-season Top 25:

1. Tennessee
2. Connecticut
3. Rutgers
4. LSU
5. Maryland
6. Duke
7. North Carolina
8. Stanford
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma
11. Arizona State
12. Texas A&M
13. Georgia
14. George Washington
15. Pittsburgh
16. West Virginia
17. Baylor
18. DePaul
19. Ohio State
20. California
21. Louisville
22. Michigan State
23. Texas
24. Purdue
25. Vanderbilt

Sunday, April 01, 2007

With the WNBA season on the horizon, it's time to update former UConn stars playing overseas until May.

Today Abrosimova, Bird, Taurasi and Russia's Spartak Moscow won the 2006-07 Women's Euroleague Championship defeating fellow USA Senior National teammate and WNBA rival Washington Mystics DeLisha Milton-Jones and Spain's Ros Casares 76-62. Watch the video interview here with Taurasi & others. Taurasi finished with 23pts., 5rebs., 3asts., and 1stl. Fellow Spartak and USA Senior National teammate and WNBA rival Houston Comet's Tina Thompson finished with 24pts. and 8rebs. was named MVP of the Final 4 and scoring champ of the Euroleague at 21.1ppg.